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that killed two bart workers on the tracks near walnut creek. the ntsb confirms that the operator was a trainee and a second trainee was on board. we begin with hopes for a possible labor deal. both sides are talking again, here's jana katsuyama. >> reporter: that's right, the atu has been here at the metropolitan transportation commission at the bart station. my sources are saying that there has been good progress and a deal could be very close. we do understand that the sciu says that they have only two remaining issues on the table, and that's whittled down from about six on friday. about 5:45 this afternoon, the atu president antoinette president walked back into the building. she looked a little tired. earlier, they let us in their strategy room at their headquarters, and we learned both unions and bart have been negotiating and talking through the federal mediator greg limb today after new proposals were presented just after midnight. >> whether it was the issue of wanting more on the work load or not on the work load, we have worked earnestly to meet their needs without com
:33. the ntsb has joined the investigation into a deadly accident at the walnut creek bart station where two workers were killed this weekend. tara moriarty is live. tara. >> you know a lot of people have been asking how did this accident happen? how is it possible that two people on the tracks could not hear a train coming? and i'm told by a bart worker that the trains are actually pretty quiet and you really don't hear them until they are right up on you. this area is also near a freeway. so he says its understandable on how this could happen. right now bart workers are cleaning up the scene of this accident. dozens gathered nearby for a candle light vigil. saturday the two workers were struck and killed by a four-car nonrevenue train while doing a track inspection. one was doing the inspection while the other was supposed to be on the lookout. radio transmission suggests confusion about whether work was going on along the track. bart was training people on the train on how to operate and have the skills in the event of an extended strike. the ntsb arrived early yesterday to exam the track
and the ntsb is continuing its investigation. >>> the death of two -- its investigation into the death of two workers killed on the tracks over the weekend. this was the scene this morning as commuters tried to take advantage of the limited free bus service provided at nine b.a.r.t. stations. there were also long lines at bay area ferry terminals and the traffic backup started early on bridges and roadways. we want to give you a live look at the conditions -- it looks like the roads are clearing up a little bit. you can see the bay bridge toll plaza on the left side of your screen where there is a slight backup. a little unusual for the middle of the day. but over at the san mateo bridge, conditions seem to be smooth. as you can see most of the roadways are green now. there's some red at ashby and berkeley. there looks like slowing as we saw on the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. we have team coverage. b.a.r.t. strike and the investigation into the two deaths on the b.a.r.t. strikes. we begin with ktvu's brian flores who talked to both sides and joins us live from the lake merritt stat
over the weekend. this is the memorial. we will tell you about the ntsb investigation under way. >>> a public hearing about a possible ac transit strike. what the leaders are debating. and how you bay area commuters could be effected. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us on this monday. here's a live look at people boarding the ferries in alameda this morning. we have seen the lines snaking around and reports in over the weekend. and more people are expected to be on the ferries this morning as they search for alternate transportation. we are in day four of the bart strike. the bart trains are not running this morning. we want to welcome you on this monday. >> that is right. it is monday october 21st i'm dave clark. >> and i'm maureen naylor in for pam cook. we want to get a quick look of weather before we get to traffic. >> thank you. we do have a lot of fog around. some conditions under career skies. everyone is pretty close here. 40s to low 50s mountain view. that is moffett. we will go 62 today. 20s up in the mountains. 46 at monterey. there is a lot of fog up and down
this train was going faster than estimated which was 50 but the ntsb investigators say it was between 60-70 miles per hour when the train struck the two people on the tracks. the investigator also said the operator at the time knew the people were there and southbounded an -- and sounded an air horn. they took all die interview the driver -- day to interview the people involved, on board were two trainers and a treney and three people to -- trainee and three people to trouble shoot. >> there were six employees on the train at the time of the accident. we have begun to examine the train equipment -- training equipment. >> reporter: we spoke to three train operators, on a normal work day they are notified about crews on the track ahead of time and every 15 minutes. >> we are trained as train operators. -- operators. when there is a crew on the ground we have to hit the air horn. if they don't raise their hand we have to stop. the train and inform central. >> reporter: what we have been told by operators and family members of b.a.r.t. workers who have been killed is you don't hear a trcomin
. as workers mourn the loss of 2 of their colleagues, the ntsb is on the ground to find out what happened. what they will focus and the message from the unions tonight, brian? >> reporter: one union decided not to picket tonight because of the accident. the other decided to keep on walking. some of them are still here tonight. but all of the unions took a moment to honor the men who were killed. >> reporter: dealing with the emotions and everything. >> reporter: candles and prayers, handshakes, hugs, b.a.r.t union members in oakland doing their best to lift heavy hearts. >> everyone is effected by this. it is horribly sad, horribly sad. >> reporter: at the accident scene, federal investigators arrived one day after two men were killed they walked the tracks, sifted through evidence and eventually moved the train. >> we took measurements and wanted to get a good look at the lay of the land, the accident area before we were going to move any equipment. it is commonly do. >> reporter: the victim, a b.a.r.t employee and and a contract were inspecting a dip in the track when they were hit by th
in oakland with the latest. nick? >> good morning. we were there when ntsb investigators arrived yesterday. we were there when they pulled the train away. this morning at lake merritt bart station union members continue to hold the line. last night, bart employees at walnut creek and lake merritt stations stood together in solidarity and held a moment of silence to honor the two men who lost their lives afterening hit by a bart train on saturday. the victims were identified at larry daniels and a member of the union. >> my co-workers were tears and we didn't know the person involved but you work in that environment and know the ramifications each day. >> chris was a senior track engineer and worked for bart three years. bart officials say he and daniels were inspecting the tracks near walnut creek and a bart train on a maintenance run hit and killed them. ntsb is leading the investigation and will be in walnut creek inspecting the train and records for the next few days. the operator of the train could be interviewed today. ntsb hope to have that stage, the first phase of the investigation
announcements. ntsb has been out here. they gave us an update this evening here at crash site. now what they are saying is that the person who was operating the train at the time was in the cab, in the front portion of the train responsible for operating the train. although the train was in automatic at the time of the fatal crash. >> look at training procedures, we'll look at past training, we'll look at 72 hour history of everybody involved. we won't leave any stone unturned. >> they spent 8 to 10 hours today interviewing employees and learning quite a bit more about saturday's fatal train wreck. the ntsb reports six employees were on board the train for a training session, that includes one trainer and three trainees. investigators say one of the trainees was in the cab operating the train at the time it ran over the two men on the track, contractor, lawrence daniels, and bart engineer, chris shepherd. before the crash, there was an announcement warning that employees were on the track. question is, was that message received by the trainee who was operating the train? >> the prelim
. >>> the ntsb is giving its last plan on the crash that killed two transit workers on bart tracks. let's listen live. >> a job briefing is also required before beginning work. the designation and a plan is discussed on how and where to move into the clear of any on coming trains or other equipment operated on either track in either direction at any time. the examination of various downloads from the train equipment continues. the ntsb has taken custody of all image recording and the evidence has been shipped to washington d.c. including the operating tab portion of the image recorders and the passenger car be being handle in the same fashion. tomorrow, ntsb will plan and coordinate. and a reanactment was planned for tomorrow. it will occur tomorrow after the completion and agreement of plans and protocol tomorrow morning. as you're aware. bart began running revenue passenger trains early this morning. additional interviews as i mentioned before, will also be accomplished tomorrow. questions? >> now, this again was the last update from the walnut crash site. they will do a reenactment, as well a
4 news starts now. >> the bart train strike kills two people on the tracks. the ntsb is now getting involved. >> coa >> meantime its day three in the bart strike and still no deal. we'll have the latest coming up >> this just in to the kron 4 news room all three lanes have just opened in lafayette had just opened after six cars were involved with major injuries. after an accident at 5:30 a.m. let us check in with your traffic with robin. >> good morning not only are there problems in lafayette there is a crash on the bay bridge blocking several planes. there is no bart service. you should leave early this is a live look heading into san francisco with no problems at the toll plaza. however, west-80 04 treasure island on the new eastern span it is in the clearing phases but it is still blocking two of the lanes. as we mentioned that accident in lafayette it is lingering on eastbound 24. at one point it was blocking all lanes. towards walnut creek. if you normally take part but you need to plan early. that is a look at traffic and now, janu. >> good morning, robin. we are waking up to
the scheduled trains for the evening commute are running. as the system works to get back to normal, the ntsb is updating us on that deadly bart accident that killed two workers over the weekend. ktvu's ally rasmus is live in walnut creek. here's the ntsb briefing underway. >> i also have with me again on this team. mr. hickston works from indiana, and gorgetta gregory is our division choef out of washington, as well. this is my third and will be my last press briefing while on scene. once again, on behalf of the ntsb as an agency and myself and my team, we express our sincere condolences to the families, coworkers and friends of the deceased in this accident. last evening, ntsb investigators held another progress meeting to report and discuss their progress, findings of the activities, and as i said yesterday, this on-team phase is just a fact-gathering phase, and we continue to benefit from the parties cooperating and assisting us in this investigation. those parties being the state of california, public utilities commission, bay area rapid transit district, federal transit administration,
@abcnewsbayarea for updates. now the ntsb investigation that killed two bart workers. bart managers will be interviewed after cop firming a trainee was operating the train that struck and killed a 58-year-old chris tough shepard and larry daniels. the ntsb will not say not employee at the controls is a manager who was being trained to operate the train. the train was on automatic mode going 60 to 70 miles per hour and the horn went off and emergency breaks applied. the ntsb will conduct a reenactment of the accident today. >> a panel appointed by the governor to look at a possible a.c. transit strike will weigh in on what they learned with riders testifying how the strike would impact them. a.c. transit requested the cooling off-day period when the strike was called. the union representing 1,600 workers rejected two contract offers. the sticking point is the new health insurance payments. >> man is dead after a police shooting in union city. it happened at 8:30 lat night at an apartment. police say they received a call of a domestic dispute. officers found a map determined to have outstanding warrants. he th
the pleasant hill station. and as kron four's scott rates repots - the n-t-s-b now is now investigating. >> reporter:the ntsb spending the day monday interviewing bart employees, trying to figure out why and how larry daniels and chris sheppard were stuck by a train killing them both. >> reporter:lead ntsb investigator james southworth flanked by his team on either side answering questions from reporters monday afternoon questions like, how fast the train was going, and who was in the operators compartment at the time of the accident >> reporter:the ntsb does confirm that the train was in an automatic mode, but would not comment on if all the bart employees were following procedure when the accident happened. >> and was there to do training into were trainees. >> reporter:we have also learned that an emergency stop was pressed just before the accident, and that the video shot from the inside of the train has been sent to a washington d.c lab for processing the ntsb saying this is just the beginning of a long investigation into how these two men died >> these things happened and basicall
beginning at 4 a.m. with look at how the morning commute is shaping up. >> late today. ntsb condition firmed bart employee operating the train that killed 2 workers over the weekend was a trainee. lillian has the latest on the federal investigation from the pleasant hill bart station. >> ntsb won't say whether bart employee at the control is a manager and whether he was learning to operate the taken in the event of prolong strike. only concerned he was in fact training when he hit a bart employee and contractor inspecting the tracks. 58-year-old christopher shepherd of hayward and 66-year-old larry daniels of oakland. according to the ntsb the operator trainee was aware that workers were on the track tracks. >> there is a system in place on bart to where they will announce over the system where people are out on the right-of-way and we just begun to gather that data what the announcement was. >> 5 other people were on the out of service train including trainer another trainee and 3 workers on maintenance duties. ntsb also says the train was on automatic mode going about 60 to 70 mile
officials are beginning their probe into the accident. nick, what's happening now? reporter: well, ntsb investigator in charge just finished speaking. we have new information. this is what he had to say. >> my concern coming out here, as it is for every investigation to find out what happened. gather the facts, and that's all we'll do is gather the facts and make the measurements, open every door, spread out with the expertise from the parties and look at every single part of what went on out here and make a determination what happened. >> his final report could take as long as six months. we learned the things they'll be looking for, video record those cabin. there nor video recorders on the trains facing outward down the track but there are cameras and digital recording inside the cabin. allowing investigators to see who was in the cabin at the time of the accident. and they'll be working at the training and safety of workers, one thing under review, tracks and wayside safety. that means what was the section of those authorized to be on the track at the time. ntsb investigator in char
coverage now to tell us what ntsb investigators found so far. reporter: you know, ntsb investigators in charge jim fouts finished speaking an hour ago. he says he wants to investigate exactly what happened with that train that killed two b.a.r.t. employees. he says this is no longer being treated as a criminal investigation. this week he and his team will interview everyone on the train at the time of the accident and the operator of the train will be tested for drugs and alcohol, which is standard operating procedure. >> just before 4:00 p.m. the train involved in the accident was moved from the scene and teen a secure location. ntsb investigator in charge says that mechanical inspections will be performed and they are collecting digital records and looking at safety protocols. >> a full inspection of the equipment, men can cal inspection of every operation on the train, inside and out, wheels, brakes, third rail, everything. >> officials have not said where the train was headed at the time of the accident, but did say it was being idea to transport employees for nonrevenue service,
maintenance run. it was returning to concord after hauling cars defaced with graffiti to richmond. the ntsb is looking into whether the strike played a role in the accident. >> we have downloaded and secured the data but have not had the opportunity to review the data. we're at the very start of the investigation. the accidents occur in an instant but take a great deal of time to investigate. >> the ntsb could question the operator as soon as today. stay with us to get all of the new developments about b.a.r.t. we'll be following the latest information about the strike and, of court, showing you the, of course, showing the morning commute. you can get updates on twitter. >>> there are multiple reports that facebook users are unable to post comments, pictures or send messages. this is the error message we got when we tried to post on our ktvu facebook page. users are unable to like other people's posts or pictures. news of the problem first surfaced when people pea ban -- began to tweet about it. no response about the problem so far. >>> new this morning, the 49ers are in london without aldo
in the accident rolled out of here. ntsb investigators are trying to figure out what caused it to plow into two worker workers chg the tracks saturday killing both of them. the train was running in automatic mode. bart says there was an experienced operator at the controls. the ntsb will look at the issue and scrutinize the equipment. >> we do a thorough mechanical smiks of the train inside and out, wheels, brakes, the third rail, all those things. >> investigators spent four hours sunday on the tracks between two suburban train stops and they'll likely spend the next four to ten days collecting evidence. earlier flowers and a card marked the spot where bart said an employee and a contractor were looking at a reported dip in the tracks when the train hit them. investigators say they will look at the video taken from the camera facing into the cab of the train. they will look for documents photos and sketches. they already have transmissions from the operator of the train at the moment of impact. >> rating at c-53 and c-54 camps let me know when you're ready to proceed. bart emergency bart emerg
/portavoz ntsb 3:30:19 the operation of the train was for training and maintenance purposes. there were 6 employees in the train at the time of the accident. jim southworth dijo que el train estaba operando por motivos de entrenamiento y manteniemiento.. y haban 6 empleados dentro del train en el momento del accidente. christopher sheppard de 58 aÑos y residente de hayward, y laurence daniels de 66, fueron arrollados el sbado mientras trabajaban en una porcin de la via en walnut creek.. todo indica que bart estab entrenando a administrador es para operar los trenes en caso de que la huelga se extendiera.. investigadores dicen que el tren no tena cmaras exteriores, pero s interiores.. y que examinaran el video y las comunicaciones de radio para ayudar a determinar el por que del accidente. s.o.t. jim southworth/portavoz ntsb 9:42:18 the preliminary information we have is that it was an ato automatic train operation. el portavoz agreg que el tren estaba en funcin automtica en el momento del accidente. el ntsb agreg que entrevistaron a 4 empleados, incluyendo el maquinista, por espacio de 8
traffic is heavy as thousands of commuters turn to buses and ferries and the ntsb is releasing new information about the deadly accident over the weekend. >> we have team coverage tonight. first we begin with ktvu's ken pritchett. the union now says there are only two issues that still need to be settled in the negotiations. ken? >> reporter: both b.a.r.t. and the unions have expressed optimism or hopes that a deal might be done today. we are still waiting on that and we have seen no negotiations here at the headquarters where the negotiations have been taking place although b.a.r.t. expected a mediator to range such a meeting. all that said progress has been made today. late this afternoon the union representing a majority of b.a.r.t. workers said two issues remained, that is narrowed down from five before the week. the union and b.a.r.t. have been talking and both sides say work place issues separate the two sides from a deal. b.a.r.t. says it expected a mediator would have gotten both sides -- they expect both sides will get together to have meetings. the union said that b.a.r.t
what they found so far. bart said the train was doing maintenance that, may be true but ntsb confirmed the man operating the train was being trained at the time of the accident. the 58-year-old was killed. he's a union member who crossed the picket line to go to work that day. a 66-year-old larry daniels was also killed. the team said they have interviewed four employees so far, including operator, they have collected a fair amount evidence at the scene. and >> this was a nonrevenue trip for training as well as maintenance personnel to do checks and tracks and equipment itself. so he was in training. >> now, part of what the national transportation safety board will do next is look at work rules protocols supposed to be followed. and whether those procedures were followed in full in this case. ntsb says a train was being run by a computer, and traveling between 60 and 70 miles per hour, the time of the accident. the ntsb said the operator did push an emergency stop button. how quickly the train could stop has yet to be determined. >> a different labor dispute closed today. truckers cla
exactly happened right before this weekend's deadly b.a.r.t. accident. >> reporter: ntsb investigators spent the day out here at the crash scene. what they're telling us that even though the train was in an automatic pilot that there was someone in the cab by themselves, and that that person was an employee who was being trained at the time because of the strike. >> we'll look at training procedures, past training, 72 hour history of everybody involved. we won't leave any stone unturned. >> reporter: they spent eight to ten hours interviewing employees and learned more about the train wreck. six employees were on board the train for a training session. investigators say one of the trainees was in the cab operating the train at the time it ran over the two men on the track. contractor lawrence daniels and b.a.r.t. engineer chris sheppard. before the crash there was an announcement on the b.a.r.t. radios warning that employees were on the track. >> we have personnel there. >> reporter: was that message received by the trainee who was operating the train. >> the preliminary information, y
and concord. investigators with the ntsb took over the accident scene on sunday and spent much of the day inspecting the train and conferring with local and state counterparts. this week, the inspector and his team said all will be tested for drugs and alcohol. safety records will be we viewed and digital data will help investigators determine who was in the cabin of the train and the speed at the time. >> we will spread out with the expertise that we get from 9 parties and look at every part of what went on. >> when you are involved in a pa facility you have to analyze the camera in the cab, they want your phone records. >> the victims have been identified as a contract worker and a union worker, both men said to have a great deal of experience 689 union members continue to hold the picket line with candles placed in memory of the workers. the mood has been somber. the workers say they will hold out until they have an offer for fair contract. at lake merritt bart for abc7 news. >> now the latest in the bart talks, the labor strike is better the fourth day and the board will hold a specia
about the ntsb investigation under way. >>> a public hearing about a possible ac transit strike. what the leaders are debating. all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning thinks. >>> good morning, to you. these are live pictures. this is outside the fremont bart station. people are lined up waiting for a charter bus. good morning. welcome to a brand new day. it is monday, october 21st i'm dave clark. >> and good morning, i'm maureen naylor in for pam cook. we want to get a quick look at weather and traffic. any changes? >> no. very, very quiet. fog or sun. cool to mild to warm. some of that fog is very thick. san francisco had a good run last week. not this week. it will be more into the 60s. high pressure wins out. there is a quiet pattern. fog, sun, cool coast warm inland. here is sal. >>> steve, good morning. you know there are no bart trains today. the traffic will be busier today. it will be busier in my opinion than it would be on friday. let's go and look at some of the pictures. bay bridge for example is already filled in now and on friday we didn't have this. moving along and stakin
whose lost their lives. >> this afternoon the ntsb will have an opportunity for the press to ask the latest information in their investigation. they have said it has moved from a criminal investigation to an investigation where they want to know exactly what happened and why. >> charter buses are running at bart stations. passengers have been lipping up to get a ticket. >> we are at the we walnut creek bart station with the hatest. amy? >> the demand is high in walnut creek. this line is huge. the people are waiting. there are no buses. who knows when the next bus will show up? they are hanging out, waiting for a bus. there are defeated attitudes with commuters. they are accepting it will be a rough day. >> i will be a little bit late. it is okay. i hope they won't strike anymore. it is inconvenient. >> the lines are long at correct wreck. a bart spokesman suggested you try lafayette. the crowds are not is bad. there are nine stations to grab shuttles. they are listed on this map. bart added 13 buses today than offered on friday and it looks like they are going to need them runni
's fatal train wreck. the ntsb reports six employees were on board the train for a training session that includes one trainer and two trainees, the other three were maintenance workers. investigators say one of the trainees was in the cab operating the train at the time it ran over the two men on the tracks. contractor lawrence daniels and bart engineer christopher sheppard. before the crash, there was an announcement on the bart radio warning that employees were on the tracks. >> personnel, we have [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: the question is was that message received by the trainee who was operating the train? >> we have preliminary information is yes, there was an announcement and they were aware of the people on the tracks. >> reporter: but the people on the track apparently don't get any warning. bart uses a procedure called a simple approval requiring any workers on the track to use a lookout and keep an eye out for themselves whether any trains are approaching. the ntsb reports the train did honk its horn as it approached the men at between 60 and 70 miles per hour. it's no
're learning the identiies of the two bart workers in the bart train crash. the n-t-s-b taking over as lead investigators. now they set out to try and uncover what led to the >> good evening i'm john fenoglio >> and i'm vicki liviakis tonight those two victims identified as chris sheppard and larry daniels. our kron 4 news crews covering the very latest on the bart crash developments. kron 4's philippe djegal is live in walnut creek as a memorial continues to grow.for those victims. while kron 4's scott rates is live in oakland and shares what this means for bart negotiations as we end day 3 of the bart strike. but first lets go live to kron 4's alecia reid in walnut creek who is following the n-t-s-b investigation. alecia? >> reporter: that is correct. the national transportation safety board has taken charge of the investigation into the deadly bart accident. other crews, including bart is helping find answers. >> we do a thorough inspection of the mechanical and the operational inspection, with wheels, >> reporter: brakes reportethis train was moved earr this evening. the ntsb investigat
that were killed about a mile north of here. the ntsb is at the accident scene on a fact-finding mission. ntsb investigator in charge jim southworth arrived in walnut creek this afternoon. with a team of investigators examined the tracks, the signals and the train involved in the deadly accident. the train was in automatic mode when it struck the two maintenance workers who were looking into reports of a dip in the track yesterday afternoon. he said he hopes to interview the train operator tomorrow. >> basic questions on what he was doing that evening. what his job assignment was. how he goes about doing his job. we'll look at his training. >> b.a.r.t. says it was on a routine run and the person behind the carole was an experienced operator. but they said he was a b.a.r.t. manager training to replace employees and he hadn't operated a train in years. at a candlelight vigil, b.a.r.t. workers expressed their grief and their anger. >> like taking away one of our family member for no reason. there was no reason that train should have been there. >> i felt deeply saddened and angry. i just do
updates. >> now the ntsb investigation into the bart train accident. federal investigators will we interview bart managers. a trainee was operating the train that killed two bart workers on saturday. the ntsb will not say if the emily see a manager who was being trained to operate the train. the investigators say the train was on automatic and going 60 to 70 miles per hour and a horn went off and emergency brakes allied. the ntsb will conduct a reenactment of the accident today. >> a man is dead following a police shooting in union city. it happened at 8:30 at an apartment on saturn way. police say they got a call of a domestic dispute and officers found a man who was determined to have outstanding warrants and was confrontational and threatened officers with a pipe of the one officer opened fire and killed a man and that officer was placed on standard leave during the investigation. >> now it is time to check in with leyla gulen who has been on top of the traffic all morning and moste in many places. >> indeed. with the bart trains now moving it is too little too late. this is the
the driver was a trainee at was going between 60 and 70 mi. per hour. >> that is according to the ntsb . >> lawrence r. daniels and christopher shepard were killed saturday when they were hit by a bart train near the walnut creek station. >> the ntsb confirms the train was an automatic mode--but would not comment on whether all of the bart employees were following procedure when the accident happened. >> investigators will be interviewing bart management about the incident later today. >> this is just the beginning of the long investigation ahead. >> we have also learned that an emergency stop was pressed just before the accident, and that the video shot from the inside of the train has been sent to the washington d.c. for review. >> people tune here on kron4 as we continue to follow the latest with a barge strike and the ntsb investigation. a and the ntsb investigation. ai love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr spac
on what they may focus on. >> reporter: the national transportation safety board or ntsb has taken over this investigation from bart police. all further updates will come from them. this is what they will be looking at behind me, a 500 yard stretch of track with four empty bart train cars at one end and the bodies of two bart workers at the other. their specialty is track work, that means they understand the railroad, th understand how to work arou moving trains they were doi today what they've probablyf not hundreds thousands of t in their careers. 16:50:10 officials say the out of see train was on a routine maintenance run with an experienced operat others onboard. but >> bart emergency. bart emergency. >> reporter: you are haring the radio transmission between a dispatcher and train operator as the accident happened. >> we just struck some individuals on the c-1 track. >> reporter: behind these tarps, the bodies of two bart workers, and employee and contractor. they were checking a reported dip in the track today and by bart procedure, one was supposed to do the inspection. the other
site's problems, premiums could go up. >> jeff: jeff pegues, thank you. ntsb investigators have arrived at the scene of yesterday's didn't that killed two workers on bay area rapid transit tracks east of san francisco. the accident came on the second day of a strike that has ground the nation's fifth busiest transit system to a halt. cart ever-- carter evans has more. >> emergency, emergency. >> reporter: radio communications captured the immediate reaction of a train operator calling dispatch. >> we just struck some individuals. be advised it may be bart employee. >> a maintenance employee and contractor had been checking a reported dip in the track when the train which was being brought in for routine cleaning hit them. >> i have two bodies, two bodies. one is on the side of the trackway, the other further down, about 50 yards. >> reporter: both are deceased. >> reporter: both workers had extensive experience, says bart assistant general manager paul oversier. >> their specialty is track work. that means that they understand the railroads, they understand how to work around moving tra
the latest, don? >> reporter: the ntsb investigators have been on the scene for 4 1/2 hours today. they came off 45 minutes ago. they talked to us and gave us no specifics on what they found. but the investigator in charge did tell us what his impressions were. >> the preliminary walk is on the tracks involved in the area. and, we don't have anything to comment on what we have seen. i will not speculate. we started gathering tkat -- data. we wanted a look at the accident area before we moved the equipment. that is commonly done by us. >> all right. ntsb investigators along with b.a.r.t and cpu representatives walked up on to the tracks to examine the 4-car train sitting where it stopped after yesterday's fatal collision. they are looking for physical evidence that might help explain why two workers with extensive experience working around trains were struck and killed. they will look at everies, mechanicals, signals, and other records, as for the labor dispute. >> i am aware there is a strike going on. and i don't know if it has an impaobgt anything going on. >> is that something of interes
at this time. >> reporter: ntsb investigators along with bart and cpu representatives walked up and on to the tracks to examine the four-car train still sitting where it stopped. they are looking for physical evidence that might help explain two workers who had experience were struck and killed. they will be looking at everything. as for the on-going labor dispute. >> i'm aware there's a strike going on and i don't know if that has any impact we'll be doing at this time. >> is that something of interest to you. >> everything here is of interest to me. >> the two victims were checking out a reported dip in the track when the train said to be under computer control came upon them. this is the radio transmission. >> we just struck individuals at approximately 16 decibel 2 on the c 1 track. may be bart employees. >> calls for one to be a look out. >> their specialty is track work. that means they understand the railroad and understand how to work around moving trains. >> the train had been moving graffiti tag cars for clean up when the accident occurred. >> the train was moved to a
ask you the ntsb did down low video but it doesn't show the accident. >> what are they hoping to learn. there was no forward facing camera, from was a camera in the cab, the ntsb has not had a chance to look at that video. >> the two men killed in the been identified as contract larry daniels and christopher sheperd. >> christopher sheppard had experience had the rail industry. he was a senior track engineer at bart and before that worked at amtrak. chris lived with his wife at this house. he was a kind man. >> he was a great guy. it's tough. it's a shock. >> jeff smith noticed chris was working longer hours during the strike. >> he probably wouldn't have been out there. give them a chance to work on new lines, and he called his wife and told her that he had to run out to check on something. >> bart says chris and a contractor were inspecting a problem on the tracks. they were outdoing an unexpect to identify if that was the case. >> and during that inspect a bart train hit chris and the second worker. people stopped by and dropped off flowers, his coworkers are wearing a black ribbon.
out of here. and ntsb investigators are trying to figure out what caused it to plow into two workers checking the track saturday cig bolt of them. cig -- killing both of them. and bart says this was an experienced operator at the controls. the ntsb will look at the employees voferld involved ande investigators will scrutinize the equipment. >> we do a thorough inspection every operation of the train itself. inside and out. the wheels and brakes and the third rail and all of those things. >> the investigators spent four hours on sunday on the tracks between two suburban train stops. they were looking at a dip in the tracks when the train hit them. they will look at it video face from a camera facing into the cab the train. they will ask bart for photos and sketches they have the radio communication between the train and the transit system which captured audio at the moment of impact. train c-554 canceled let my know when you are ready to proceed ahead after your break. bartbart emergency, bart emerge. >> go ahead. >> we just struck some individuals at 16.2 on the c-1 track. central b
with the bart strike. >> we are learning that the ntsb has made some evaluations regarding the fatal bart crash. groups of investigators will review the incident and it could last a few days to a few weeks. >> we do a thorough inspection of the equipment, a thorough mechanical inspection and every operation of the train, wheels, brakes, the third rail. the train was moved this evening, mechanical inspections are being done, investigators tell us it had to be moved to get a closer look. we'll make the measurement, we'll spread out, we'll look at every part of what went on and make a determination of what happened. >> on each day of the investigation, crews will coordinated and plan how to move forward the following day. one thing being worked on interviewing the operator. that may happen monday as they look at equipment and human performance and look if the strike played a role in the accident. >> we're aware of the strike. >> the facts will be analyzed be a report created with a probable cause. recommendationion on how to prevent future accidents will be listed. >> there's a lot of information
. the briefing wrapped up just about 15 minutes ago. the ntsb spent about ten hours interviewing people, including the operator of the train. the person operating the train was in training and he had not completed his safety certification. he was aware of an announcement that two people were working on the track. he tried to stop the train, but it was just too late. >> the preliminary information puts the speed between 60 and 70 miles an hour. there was an emergency stop on the train. >> reporter: the train did not have front facing cameras that could have provided clues as to what led to the accident. they're looking at an image that shows the cab of the train. they're reviewing radio transmissions to determine if human error played a role. >> we just struck some individuals individuals on the c 1 track. >> reporter: the train was on a routine maintenance run and in automatic mode on saturday when it struck and killed chris shepard and larry daniels. just after the accident, bart officials said the person behind the controls was an experienced train operator, but multiple union officia
, you're going to have a rude awakening. >>> we're following a developing a story. the ntsb is holding a news conference to update its investigation into the train crash that left two bart workers dead. a trainee was operating the train on saturday, but a supervi supervisor was there. as soon as we got new information, we will bring it to you. >>> the bart strike is over. trains are up and running this evening. commuters are still feeling the effects of the strike. we want to bring you a live picture of interstate 80 in san francisco. this is the approach going on to the bay bridge eastbound i-80. it is slow going. we want to take a look at interstate 880 in oakland. this is near the coliseum. northbound lanes are moving. southbound is slowing down a bit. this is just north of the coliseum. those who were excited to get back on bart faced a hiccup. some trains would start operating at 4:00 a.m. they were excited to see the gates open, but within minutes the station closed again apparently because of staffing issues. >> now what do you do? >> i go get my car and drive to san francisco.
. >> all right. thank you, tara. >>> ntsb investigators confirm that a trainee was at the controls of the train whoen it struck and killed -- when it struck and killed two workers on the track saturday afternoon. >> he would just struck some individuals at approximately 16 decimel 2. >> the two victims, christopher shepherd and lawrence daniels were inspecting the tracks near the lawrenceville station when they were hit. they say it appears that a message did go out over a b.a.r.t. radio system warning the operator about the presence of the two workers. >> from our preliminary investigation, yes, there was an announcement and he was aware there were people on the strike. >> investigators add the -- on the track. >> investigators add the train was believed to be traveling between 60 and 70 miles per hour. investigators also say an air horn sounded before impact and an emergency stop was initiated. the ntsb is holding a briefing today at 4:30. stay with us for continuing coverage for b.a.r.t. service throughout the day as well as the investigation into the workers' death. you can get
. the ntsb investigators just gave us an update about their investigation. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> good evening. >>> hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am gasia mikaelian. >> a crowded morning commute gave way to a packed evening drive home. a live look at the eastern span of the bay bridge. traffic is moving in both directions but slower out of the city. this is the route thousands of people are taking tonight. >> b.a.r.t. management and union leaders are meeting. we are told the talks were called to reach an agreement to get the trains running in time for the commute tomorrow morning. >> this is all happening in the shadow of the weekend death of two b.a.r.t. workers killed while tracking the -- checking the tracks. the ntsb finished updating us on the investigation we will have a live report in a few minutes. 36 patti lee -- ktvu's patti lee and 36 david stevenson -- and ktvu's david stevenson but we begin with ken pritchett. >> reporter: we are outside the caltrans building in oakland where all the negotiations a
croak station. this is as the federal ntsb is taking over the investigation. as kpix brian webb takes over the -- has more. >> reporter: you're hearing the radio transmission between a dispatcher and train operator as the accident happened. >> we just struck some individuals at approximately 16- decibel 2 on the c-1 track. >> reporter: behind the tarps, the bodies of two b.a.r.t. workers, an employee and contractor. they were checking a reported dip in the tracks and, by b.a.r.t. procedure, one was supposed to do the inspection, the other was supposed to be the lookout for incoming traffic. both said to be experienced on the track and around trains. >> their specially is track work. that means they understand the railroad and they understand how to work around moving trains. they were doing today what they have probably done 100 if not a thousand other times in their career. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. officials say the out-of- service train office a routine maintenance run with an experienced operator and several others on board, but being controlled by computer at the time of collision. >
that killed two bart workers. the ntsb has taken over the investigation. the two victims have been identified x but the name of the train operator has not been released. and right now the bart labor strike is still underway with no negotiations scheduled. a special bart board meeting is scheduled for tomorrow. the victims were members of the union. we have team coverage on the developing story and we begin with abc7 news reporter lilian kim with what we have learned about the victims. lilian? >> ama, both men are said to have had extensive experience. we are at the lake merritt bart station and these candles have been put here in their memory. >> very dedicated, well loved, honorable. >> the senior track engineer worked at bart for nearly three years. he and a contractor were inspecting the tracks when a bart train on a routine maintenance front hit and killed them. he lived in hayward and leaves a wife and two grown children. >> the family is grieving. they are in a state of shock to put it mildly. >> the contractor has been identified as larry daniels from oakland. his family declined to co
. however ntsb con firments it was also being used to train at least 2 people to be train operators. that was not what bart initially revealed. ntsb also confirmed the train was in auto mode going between 60 and 70 miles an hour at impact. in addition the operator had been notified that there were people on the tracks. >> there is a system in place on bart to where they will announce over the system where people are out on the right-of-way and we have just begun to gather that data and what the announcement was when it went out. >> one of the other questions the ntsb couldn't answer is whether they were certified or qualified to be on the track. ntsb here for a couple more days. tomorrow they plan to interview bart manager and reenactmentçó of the act itself and take this information along with video for data recorder and video recorder and also information to the data recorder back to washington to continue the investigation. >> bicyclist who died when hit by a muni bus last friday has been identified. 78-year-old man died after he was struck by a bus as it was turning from
of the walnut creek b.a.r.t. station. nick smith begins our live team coverage now to tell us what ntsb investigators found so far. reporter: you know, ntsb investigators in charge jim fouts finished speaking an hour ago. he says he wants to investigate exactly what happened with that train that killed two b.a.r.t. employees. he says this is no longer being treated as a criminal investigation. this week he and his team will interview everyone on the train at the time of the accident and the operator of the train will be tested for drugs and alcohol, which is standard operating procedure. >> just before 4:00 p.m. the train involved in the accident was moved from the scene and teen a secure location. ntsb investigator in charge says that mechanical inspections will be performed and they are collecting digital records and looking at safety protocols. >> a full inspection of the equipment, men can cal inspection of every operation on the train, inside and out, wheels, brakes, third rail, everything. >> officials have not s
, the lead investigator for the ntsb confirmed today that it was a trainee, someone who was learning how to operate trains, who was at the helm when that bart train crashed into two people who were working on the tracks on saturday. in all, there were six people on the train, two of those individuals were training. it was described as a maintenance and training run. and the train was in automatic mode. the computers were operating the train. but today, the investigators were able to interview the person who was at the controls at the time of the accident. >> we conducted extensive interviews with four employees today. these interviews were conducted to obtain information relative to dispatching, track inspection and operator training activities at the time of the accident. this activity took the entire day to complete. >> reporter: investigators were also able to examine the signal system and what they call mechanical, which is really described as the rolling equipment. they say this train was going about 60 to 70 miles an hour when it had that accident. the ntsb has also requested data
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